"Traill and Moodie: The Two Realities," The Journal of Canadian Fiction, no.2, (Spring, 1972), pp 35-42. Subsequently reprinted in a special issue of The Journal of Canadian Fiction in memory of Carl Klinck, Vol ii, no3, Summer 1973, pp 75-82.
"Literary Movements: A Dialectical Difference," published as the feature "Editor's Choice" in English Studies in Canada, vii, 4, December 1981, pp.438-55.
"Romance, Alienation, Value: Three Pillars of Sand in Marxist Theory," in Stanford Literature Review, Spring, 1987, pp.59-80.
"Hyperdemocracy and the Gnostic Impulse," essay presented at The Eric Voegelin Society section of the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington D. C., August 28-29, 1997.
"Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Romantic Roots of Modern Democracy," in Humanitas, Vol.XII, No.1, 1999.
"From Democracy to Hyperdemocracy," in Humanitas, Vol. XVI, No.1, 2003
"Poetry and the Mystique of the Self in John Stuart Mill: Sources of Libertarian Socialism," in Humanitas, Vol. XXI, Nos. 1&2, 2008
"Getting Used to the F-Word:" in The New Criterion, October, 2011. (on the rise of Microfascism in the Western Democracies).
Review of George Bowering, ed., The Story So Far, in Open Letter, Second Series, no.2 (Summer 1972), pp. 64-70.
Review of Gaston Bachelard, The Right to Dream, trans. A.S. Underwood (New York: Orion Press, 1971), in Open Letter, Second Series, no.3 (Fall, 1972), pp. 97-100.
Review of John Simon, ed., Modern French Criticism: From Proust and Valery to Structuralism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972), in Open Letter, Second Series, no.4, 1973, pp. 116-17.
Review of Matt Cohen, Columbus and the Fat Lady (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 1972), in Open Letter, Second Series, No. 5, Summer, 1973, pp.91-2.
Review of Harry Pollock, Gabriel (Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1975) in Essays in Canadian Writing, no.4, Spring, 1976, pp.68-69.
Review of Alan Wolfe, The Future of Liberalism (Knopf, 2009), “Wolfe in Sheep’s Clothing,” in The New Criterion, March 2009.
Articles in Translation
`Méditations d’un tory 1: Sur les divers sens du mot "liberté"’ in égards, Numero XVI, 2007.
"Méditations d’un tory 11: Avortement et esclavage" in égards, Numero XVII, 2007.